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Author:  Trooper [ Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:18 ]
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Kern wrote:
My parents set up a bluetooth record player so they can enjoy their old LPs. I was flipping through the classic "All Aboard" children's album I used to play constantly back in the day, and realised that "Goodness Gracious Me" and the "Banana Boat Song" were not really appropriate. As for the Rolf Harris tracks...oh dear.


I had that album! :D Not thought about it for years but you are very right.

The Gnu Song was my favourite, closely followed by My Boomerang Won't Come Back and Sparky's Magic Piano

Author:  Kern [ Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:29 ]
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Trooper wrote:
The Gnu Song was my favourite,


Yes. Love me some Flanders and Swann. Although John Finnemore did a sketch about it that turned my entire understanding of reality upside down.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
It's pronounced "noo"


At least the 'Right Said Fred' on that album isn't the anti-vaxy one.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:16 ]
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markg wrote:
Mimi wrote:
‘By the sea means by the C which means by the cannabis’. That entire thing is more than a bit of a stretch.

Yeah, it's absolutely batshit. It reads like some conspiracy guff you might see on facebook.


It reads to me like the sorta thing Ted Rogers would be saying when they have just picked the last item to get rid of at the end of 3-2-1 and you dont know if they are going home with the Car or the Bin :-)

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Aug 20, 2021 18:16 ]
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markg wrote:
Kern wrote:
My parents set up a bluetooth record player so they can enjoy their old LPs. I was flipping through the classic "All Aboard" children's album I used to play constantly back in the day, and realised that "Goodness Gracious Me" and the "Banana Boat Song" were not really appropriate. As for the Rolf Harris tracks...oh dear.

I think George Formby is singing about his cock here, not sure though:



:DD

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Aug 20, 2021 18:18 ]
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zaphod79 wrote:
markg wrote:
Mimi wrote:
‘By the sea means by the C which means by the cannabis’. That entire thing is more than a bit of a stretch.

Yeah, it's absolutely batshit. It reads like some conspiracy guff you might see on facebook.


It reads to me like the sorta thing Ted Rogers would be saying when they have just picked the last item to get rid of at the end of 3-2-1 and you dont know if they are going home with the Car or the Bin :-)


That’s exactly how convoluted it is!

Author:  zaphod79 [ Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:57 ]
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Just one of those weird things that turn up

I remember seeing this a few years ago - i cant see the link but its the type of thing that would be in the youtube thread on here and you watch and think 'thats cool' and move on

Then i saw it posted again today and noticed who was actually performing

Muppet's Christmas Carol in 6 minutes

By

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
Brett Goldstein i.e. Roy Kent from Ted Lasso



Author:  zaphod79 [ Mon Aug 23, 2021 21:54 ]
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The video game collecting bubble / con


Author:  devilman [ Tue Aug 24, 2021 14:03 ]
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A good, if rather long, video. I hadn't heard of Wata before, but VGA-graded games pop up on ebay - I just ignore them; I'd rather sit at the affordable end of the market.

Author:  Warhead [ Thu Aug 26, 2021 13:09 ]
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Today's lunch stop, Colne Valley, which is nowhere near Colne, it's in Huddersfield.

I don't mind driving to Huddersfield, but I dread having to go up or down Dodlee Lane. It's a very steep gradient, only maybe 300 yards long, but it's cobbled and really rattles your teeth in either direction. It's also not very wide, so passing oncoming traffic can be quite a squeeze. I could only find one photo off it, and it doesn't really do it justice.

Image

Author:  zaphod79 [ Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:59 ]
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https://twitter.com/steveparks/status/1 ... 3763228682



Author:  Warhead [ Fri Aug 27, 2021 13:36 ]
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Sainsbury archive has inspired brilliant entries for the latest B3ta image challenge

Author:  Warhead [ Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:41 ]
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zaphod79 wrote:
https://twitter.com/steveparks/status/1430642763763228682


This wins the Internet for today. :DD

Author:  Warhead [ Sat Aug 28, 2021 13:29 ]
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After our discussions the other night about targeted advertising I'm a bit concerned about some of the things that's a popping up in Facebook

Poor translation and lack of punctuation means that I'm not really sure what this is for, but I'm beginning to suspect it might be something I could use to avoid visits to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Sat Aug 28, 2021 16:20 ]
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I was expecting that to be an adult nappy! :D

Author:  Malc [ Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:38 ]
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urgh!

I am so tired this morning, that I actually feel drunk!

I had one of those nights, where I fell asleep almost straight away, had 30 minutes sleep or so, and then woke up.

At that point my brain was like, well, that's your sleep for the night, it's time to get up now!

Work is going to be fun today!

Author:  Mimi [ Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:44 ]
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Oh, those are horrible nights. I hope you manage to get through today and catch up with some real sleep tonight.

Author:  Malc [ Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:00 ]
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I get the from time to time, but last night was one of the worse ones. I tried a fair few things that often work to no avail. I think it was close to 5 before I actually fell asleep!

Author:  KovacsC [ Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:10 ]
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I slept for 11 hours yesterday, and I am still shattered.

Author:  DavPaz [ Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:13 ]
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2 sides of the same coin there folks!

Author:  Malc [ Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:18 ]
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KovacsC wrote:
I slept for 11 hours yesterday, and I am still shattered.


I imagine that's something to do with training for a marathon!

Author:  KovacsC [ Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:27 ]
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Malc wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
I slept for 11 hours yesterday, and I am still shattered.


I imagine that's something to do with training for a marathon!


I am not sure :)

Author:  Warhead [ Mon Sep 06, 2021 13:25 ]
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Malc wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
I slept for 11 hours yesterday, and I am still shattered.


I imagine that's something to do with training for a marathon!

They're called Snickers now and I've never needed to train for one.

Author:  Malc [ Tue Sep 07, 2021 0:06 ]
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Went for a walk/swim after work today, for perhaps the last time this year (my favourite spot is 90 minutes walk away, and it was really dark in the woods on the way back).

Four negative things happened on the way up.

1) I didn't put on my left knee or right ankle supports. I only remembered after about 10 minutes by which point it was too late (CF sun set)

2) I was really feeling it on the way up (7.5k walk 250m elevation change over rough uneven terrain) and it's only now that I remembered I'd only had 3 hours sleep last night

3) The cows were in my way, causing me to have to divert and climb walls and scramble through briar patches. Not ideal given 1 and 2 above

4) I saw a lamb stuck in a fence, but couldn't get close to it because of cows being in the way.

I really enjoyed my short swim, and on the way back I really took in the

Author:  JBR [ Tue Sep 07, 2021 0:33 ]
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The suspense here.

I had to walk through a field of cows the other day - that or turn around, anyway, and I've turned around here before so thought right, come on. They were in between me and the gate, but plenty of space to go round. So round I went, got past them as they watched me all the way. And as I got past, they lumbered into action, and started to follow me. Big brown cows, these ones, not the slightly skinnier ones that I saw clustering today.

I made some noises that I am glad no one heard, which surprised them enough to make them slow a bit, and I got to the gate, walking with a confidence that was the opposite of how I felt. Jeez.

Author:  Malc [ Tue Sep 07, 2021 0:35 ]
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That was odd, my touch screen stopped working in some places! Stupid old phone...

Anyway, what I started saying was that, after I got on the moors I didn't see anyone, the swimming spot was empty, the water was pretty much perfect, could have been a tad warmer if I'm being picky. I could have stayed for hours if it wasn't for the pesky sunset.

But the sunset wasn't really that pesky, it illuminated the valley in gradually darker hues of orange/red (you can see all the way to the sea over the South Hams, and a good way to Plymouth) and all the while the evening dew was rising into a fine mist. It really was breath taking.

I got back to where the lamb had been stuck in the fence, and luckily the cows had mooved (autocorrect took the o out, bah!) on, but the lamb was still stuck. I had hoped that the farmer would be around (I sometimes see him, but not tonight). Unsure of what to do, I thought I'd take a picture, and I could at least let someone know when I was back in town. The lamb got restless as I moved closer, and tried to back away, but was stuck. I then had the thought to go right up to it, I thought it might free itself, or perhaps I could help...

I was right, in its panic to get away from me, it freed itself. So in my book I saved it by scaring it!

The rest of the walk home was pretty uneventful, although something about as big as a foot seemed to splash in the river in the semi-gloom, and I could not for the life of me see what it was. I thought someone had thrown a stick for a dog at first, but as no canine appeared, I thought it must have been a fish catching a fly or something on the surface. A decent sized one that vanished into thin um water.

Sorry for the ramble, but I wanted to share the story of the lamb, and then remembered all the other stuff.

Oh if you are wondering my knee and ankle aren't speaking to me. I doubt I'll get a Christmas card either! :(

Author:  JBR [ Tue Sep 07, 2021 0:40 ]
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A happy ending! For the lamb, anyway, and I'm glad. I can almost picture the scene, lounging there in the water, and it's glorious.

Author:  Malc [ Tue Sep 07, 2021 0:41 ]
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JBR wrote:
The suspense here.

I had to walk through a field of cows the other day - that or turn around, anyway, and I've turned around here before so thought right, come on. They were in between me and the gate, but plenty of space to go round. So round I went, got past them as they watched me all the way. And as I got past, they lumbered into action, and started to follow me. Big brown cows, these ones, not the slightly skinnier ones that I saw clustering today.

I made some noises that I am glad no one heard, which surprised them enough to make them slow a bit, and I got to the gate, walking with a confidence that was the opposite of how I felt. Jeez.

On Friday I faced the same herd, and they just coming out of one field into the one I was in. They really didn't like my presence and like you the followed me to make sure I got off their land as soon as possible.

This was in complete contrast to my daytime walk earlier in the week. Different herd, different path. They were laying all around and on the path. They did not give two shits about me or anyone else. I walked less than 50 cm away from them. Nothing!

Author:  JBR [ Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:00 ]
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Here's a "well look, comfortable English person" counterpoint. It's excellent. Do get to the end.

https://www.reddit.com/r/BetterEveryLoo ... d_setting/

Author:  Findus Fop [ Tue Sep 07, 2021 20:22 ]
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I've noted the downturn in activity from Craster on the forum, I do hope he's doing ok and not drowning beneath an earthquake of cardboard.

I do wonder if there has been a corresponding uptick in productivity across the country. If so, it would confirm my theory that we are a procrasternation.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:01 ]
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An enjoyable twitter account

https://twitter.com/frasier_looking/sta ... 8754536449



Author:  Kern [ Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:04 ]
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Giphy "mindblown":
https://media0.giphy.com/media/p3ZV46zdstXxu/giphy-loop.mp4

Author:  JBR [ Wed Sep 08, 2021 14:48 ]
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In a world that brought you

President: Ronald Reagan
Governor: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Horticulturalist: Kim Wilde

Now we have:
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Author:  Malc [ Wed Sep 08, 2021 17:52 ]
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JBR wrote:
In a world that brought you

President: Ronald Reagan
Governor: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Horticulturalist: Kim Wilde

Now we have:
Attachment:
Screenshot 2021-09-08 at 14.45.56.png


It's because a good environmentalist, these days, is hard to find.

Author:  Kern [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:35 ]
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I went to the orthodontist yesterday to sort out a new retainer, and was very impressed by how much technology has advanced since I last had this done. No more biting into yucky mysterious gunk, now they just wave a magic wand around your mouth and a 3D image of your insides appears on the screen!

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:11 ]
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Up until right now I thought that retainers (along with pocket protectors) were things that only existed in American middle schools on TV.

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:11 ]
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Ok, I’ve just looked up what they actually are. Do you have to wear that all the time, or just for a certain amount of time each day/week?

Author:  Kern [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:22 ]
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Mimi wrote:
Ok, I’ve just looked up what they actually are. Do you have to wear that all the time, or just for a certain amount of time each day/week?


I wore them almost every night. I've had them since my braces came off a long long time ago. They finally snapped the other night although I think they'd become pretty brittle over the last couple of years so they might have been less effective. After all I went through I'm really afraid that the teeth will move back again.

Thankfully they're the plasticcy gum shield type rather than the kind with a metal bar.

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:07 ]
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I didn’t realise that teeth could move back after having braces. They seem like a good idea. Are they comfortable? I guess you just get used to them?

Author:  Kern [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:19 ]
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Yes, not too annoying once you get used to them. Cleaning them is a real pain however!

Author:  MaliA [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:35 ]
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Dishwasher?

Author:  Kern [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:48 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Dishwasher?


Risk of it getting too hot and warping.

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:04 ]
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Kern wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Dishwasher?


Risk of it getting too hot and warping.

How the fuck would a little thing like that warp a dishwasher?!

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:04 ]
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Kern wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Dishwasher?


Risk of it getting too hot and warping.

Is it made with dilithium crystals?

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:06 ]
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I knew a girl who’d put her eyeglasses in the dishwasher. She had incredibly bad sight, and now that I see what my dishwasher does to my Pyrex bowls I wonder if it wasn’t just actually that her specs were scratched to bits.

Author:  Malc [ Sat Sep 11, 2021 23:22 ]
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US Open huh. Cor!

Author:  JBR [ Sat Sep 11, 2021 23:44 ]
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Amazing. Though they were both brilliant. Speech-wise, mind, following Fernandez was a bum rush! She was amazing - hard for a sports person to be interesting and so measured, but she managed it.

Author:  Malc [ Tue Sep 14, 2021 23:20 ]
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Has anyone else noticed that when you click on a channel in youtube you can't see the links to videos, uploads etc straight away, or is that just some weirdness going on with me?

Author:  Malc [ Tue Sep 14, 2021 23:21 ]
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Malc wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that when you click on a channel in youtube you can't see the links to videos, uploads etc straight away, or is that just some weirdness going on with me?



Ignore that, it's been happening to me all week, but it's working fine now.

How odd

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Sep 15, 2021 14:22 ]
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Got a picture up! frame needs changing, and it needs remounting though.

Author:  KovacsC [ Wed Sep 15, 2021 14:53 ]
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Looking good..

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